Thursday, January 3, 2013

Do You EQ?

I purchased The Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) software over a year ago, and have yet to use it.  I remember it was being offered at a really good price that I could not resist at the time.  It seems like there is a big following for this software, although I personally don't know anyone who has it.  Do you EQ or know anyone who does?


I would really love to be proficient with using this package. One of my personal goals for 2013 is to get to know this software and make a project using it.  To get me started, I've signed up for an EQ7 Sampler class online at Quilt University.com.  Classes begin tomorrow evening.  Wish me luck!

I just learned about "FNWF" Friday Night With Friends.  I signed up for this one as I plan on EQing it tomorrow night.  Come and join in too! :-)



Happy Stitching!

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10 comments:

  1. I'll be anxious to hear how the class goes and if you like the program. I want to try it and I had looked at the class on Quilt University. Have fun!

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  2. Sylvia,
    I purchased EQ7 when it first became available. I have only played with it a little bit here and there, not enough to really know much about it. Over Christmas, when I was away from home and could not do any sewing at all, I got my sewing fix via the internet. As a result, I found and joined a Yahoo group for learning EQ7:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EQMystery/
    Right now, I am participating in Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery Quilt Along. Once I complete the quilt top, I hope to participate on the EQ7 Yahoo group.
    ~June in AZ

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  3. So funny I should find your blog through Sew Many Ways this morning... I was just looking at EQ7 on the web a few minutes ago and I am really tempted. One of my goals this year is to try and design my own quilts so I will be interested to read what you think of the softwarw after you've had the opportunity to use it a bit more.

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    1. Hi Izzy! So glad you found me. I will definitely post on EQ as I go through the class. I checked out your blog, and am impressed with all the projects you find time to do. I am your newest follower.
      Have a great weekend!

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  4. I've wanted to buy this and would love to read how you feel about what you learn in this class. I need a new computer before I buy it though :(

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  5. I just LOVE my EQ!! I use it all the time and design everything I make. It became a whole new hobby on itself!! Really, if you are not afraid of computers and love quilting, you really should start using it. I still have EQ6, saving up for the 7 upgrade. I can go for hours on end playing with designs, fabrics, new blocks. GO and EQ!!!!

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  6. I have EQ7 and Love Love Love it. I'm basically an appliquer and do all my designs on another program but I just import the picture of my applique and finish designing the quilt in EQ7. I've had several remarks on my pieced borders enhancing my work from quilt judges and friends.

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  7. I have EQ7 and want to start to play with it soon. I was given it in Oct as a b'day gift and haven't opened it yet... but will do so now with your encouragement. Just need to find the time..lol :)

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  8. Came over from FnwF. I too have EQ and have had for almost a year. Haven't dome much with and it's been weighing on my mind to get going with it.

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  9. I have designed a couple of quilts in EQ to make plus I head up a Bee for Learning how the use EQ. I have 2-3 folks faily proficent in it so they tend to teach the Bee or we all work together to figure it out.
    It will be very handy when I have more time to quilt. I put the program on my laptop so I can carry it to Bee or where ever.
    They have great tutorials on the software and one of the manuals I bought and of course you can go on Electric Quilt website and find some more tutorials. Also check out http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com/ she always has some tutorial or talks about using EQ.
    Good Luck

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